After a wildly unsuccessful road trip, the Tulsa Oilers are looking to get back on track with a few wins this coming weekend. The boys in blue haven’t played at home since a 7-6 nail-biter loss against the Colorado Eagles, and they haven’t won since hosting the Texas Brahmas in a wild, high scoring and fight filled contest on November 27th, where the Oilers posted a 6-2 victory.
At the moment the Oilers are still in a much better position than they were at this point of the season in the past several years. Indeed, the fast start has benefited the Tulsa team as they sit at 12-7-1 with 25 points, good enough for 3rd place in the CHL North.
Even with the recent rocky showings in the win/loss column the Oilers individually continue to shine. Scoring maven Rob Hisey, who is currently on the Oilers IR has 13 goals and 19 assists for 32 points, and is tied with Odessa’a Dominic Levaille for the 3rd spot in the points race. T.J. Caig is tied for 5th place with 31 points tied with Jesse Bennefield of Rio Grande Valley. Hisey and Caig lead the CHL 3-Stars points race through this week as well.
The Oilers will play three teams from the CHL South this weekend; the first match will be in Allen, Texas facing the Americans, whom the Oilers blanked 4-0 in the BOK Center on November 3rd, then home for a full slate of games facing the Brahmas on Saturday night, and on Sunday the Arizona Sundogs will play the Oilers for the first time ever since their inception in 2004 in a 4:05p matinee game. All games this weekend are critical if the Oilers wish to stay in the hunt through the crucial month of December.
Tickets for this weekends games and all Tulsa Oilers home games can be purchased at the BOK Center box office, via the tulsaoilers.com, and at all Reasors locations. Sunday afternoon will feature the Oilers annual Teddy Bear Toss, where fans can donate a stuffed animal to charity by throwing it onto the ice after the Oilers first goal of the game..